Mark Peterson was named the 2010 Ag Advocate Recipient and brothers LeRoy and Clarence "Fritz" Keller won the Ag Leader Recipient award.
The awards were presented at the 15th annual Ag Appreciation Banquet at Havre Ice Domes Saturday night.
Peterson was cited for his community work, which ranges from being a founding member of the Hill County Seed Association, being a first responder, serving in the Havre Lions Club and volunteering for a variety of community projects. He has been involved in several agriculture research project. He's served two terms on the Advisory Council of the Northern Agricultural Research Center.
He has been a frequent visitor to Helena and Washington, advocating in behalf of north-central Montana agriculture
Hill County natives who were born into a family of 16 siblings, the Kellers have been involved in a host of community activities.
LeRoy Keller has donated 32 gallons of blood, Clarence has given 25 gallons. Both have been advocates of youth in agriculture, working with 4-H.
The event is sponsored by the Havre Area Chamber of Commerce's Agri-Busienss Committee.
For full details, see Monday's Havre Daily News.